Waste not, want not – Council seeks community input into waste management services
March 15, 2018
Colac Otway Shire Council is encouraging the community to have their say on how they would like waste services to be provided in coming years.
In an effort to ensure Council’s future waste management services meet the needs of our community, Council has created a questionnaire seeking input from the public on general waste, recycling and organics collection at our homes, towns and businesses.
Council’s Waste Management Officer Simone Robertson said Council’s current waste services contract ends in late 2020 and Council is working towards ensuring the next contract is based on community needs and expectation.
“While there is more than two years until the contract is renewed, it’s important we have the discussion up-front with our community to understand what areas of waste collection Council could improve or where we currently have it right,” Ms Robertson said.
“Waste collection costs ratepayers a significant amount of money annually, so it’s essential the service we’re providing meets the needs of our community.
“The data we hope to capture from this community survey is really going to inform Council’s decision-making as the current waste contract comes to an end.”